Geoffry Chaucer - General Prologue (first 10 lines)

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English (Middle English)

General Prologue (first 10 lines)

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth (5)
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
That slepen al the nyght with open eye- (10)
(So priketh hem Nature in hir corages);
 
Submitted by Lucia Degli Esposti on Fri, 11/01/2019 - 17:40
Last edited by Lucia Degli Esposti on Sun, 13/01/2019 - 18:51
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